Made In Chelsea star Sam Prince reveals he’s been diagnosed with ADHD
Made In Chelsea star Sam Prince has been diagnosed with ADHD and believes he has had the condition all his life.
The TV personality, 25, told MailOnline that he went to the doctor after his ex-girlfriend and co-co-star Inga Valentiner, 29, noted that some of his personality traits could be related to ADHD, while Sam himself knew that he had trouble concentrating and focusing. on conversations.
In an exclusive interview, Sam, who rose to fame on the E4 series when he was 18, explained that he feels “relieved” after finally being diagnosed and hopes that talking about ADHD is some of the negativity surrounding the disorder will dissipate.
‘I’ve been dealing with this for 25 years’: Made In Chelsea star Sam Prince has been diagnosed with ADHD and believes he’s had the condition all his life
Sam said, ‘When I first met Inga she said ‘you have ADHD’ and I said ‘no I don’t, there’s nothing wrong with me’ but then I went to the doctors and was diagnosed, what was enlightening.
“I would sit at the table with her and be interested in everything else and constantly look around the room. She was the first person to open my eyes to me with ADHD.
“I started thinking about the symptoms I experience every day. For example, I have a hard time focusing on anything, I can only focus in very short doses, and it’s something I’ve been dealing with for 25 years.
“I go through phases where I feel like I can do everything one day, but then others are going to do the weekly shopping is a huge job. The only way I can deal with it is to try and maintain a routine and keep my mind and myself as healthy as possible.”
‘She opened my eyes’: The TV personality told MailOnline he went to the doctor after his ex-girlfriend Inga Valentiner noticed that some of his personality traits could be related to ADHD
The reality star recalls suffering from symptoms during his childhood, including being overly active and having trouble paying attention, and says his presence at Made In Chelsea highlighted those difficulties.
He continued: ‘At school I was constantly distracted.
“I used to have conversations with people, but my mind is so active that I would think of something else. My mind is always very many steps ahead.
“Made In Chelsea producers have often told me I can’t stand still, and they’ve had to put bags on my feet because I’m always fidgeting. I started doing the show when I was 18, then I left and now I’m back again, so it’s not that I’m nervous, it’s just that my mind is elsewhere.
‘Now I understand myself more. I have outrageous times where I am so restless and will storm through my flat and have so much energy that I don’t know what to do.
“Some days I’m so on the ball, but other days I’m here, there and everywhere.”
‘I’m falling in love so deeply’: In the latest series of Made In Chelsea, Sam was involved in a love triangle with Inga and Verity Scarlett, which he now deeply regrets after consistently losing his girlfriend
Sam, who has had romances with Lottie Moss and Lottie Tomlinson, says he believes his ADHD has affected his relationships.
In the latest series of Made In Chelsea, Sam was involved in a love triangle with ex-Inga and Verity Scarlett, which he now deeply regrets after consistently losing his girlfriend.
He said, ‘When I fall in love, I fall in love so deeply. I love to be in love and I don’t know why. I like very hard, which I think is part of my ADHD.
“I love Inga so much and when I’m with her again, I’m going to marry her. She is so perfect and I adore her.
“A lot of my friends are in relationships, and I see what they have, and I see what me and Inga have, which is great.
“We just sit and stare at each other, but unfortunately I behaved a certain way and being away from her for so long made me realize how lost I was then.”
‘It’s a relief’: Sam, pictured with co-star James Taylor, hopes talking about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will shed light on the condition’s positives
Sam, who runs tea company Forager Health and houseplant company Bellr, hopes that when he speaks out about ADHD, which stands for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, the positive sides of the condition will be highlighted.
He said: ‘When you get the diagnosis people automatically think it’s negative, while for me it was a relief and now I will find the best way to deal with it and take care of myself.
“Although ADHD is considered negative, I turn it into something positive because I clean up my life in so many other ways.
“If I hadn’t been diagnosed, I wouldn’t be in the same routine as I am now. I wouldn’t change it and it’s part of my personality, I’m active, bubbly and it’s who I am.
“It makes me feel good that I’m always in control of my life. Lately I’ve been thinking about how best to control and tackle it.’